When the hiring freeze started there were about 8,500 vacancies across the Air Force and the service was taking on about 1,300 each month.
Top officials in two military branches say a yearlong continuing resolution would stop civilian hiring and flying hours.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.
Although the Veterans Affairs Department handed over a dozen large construction projects to the Army Corps of Engineers, VA is still responsible for certain management functions, like knowing when a project will be finished and for how much. David Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares some insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
The Army says it has established a new, streamlined process to approve exemptions from President Donald Trump’s governmentwide hiring freeze, and has now approved about 20,000 new civilian hires, up from just 5,500 waivers the service had issued as of a week ago.
Of the Army’s buildings, 22 percent now meet the Defense Department’s criteria for “poor” or “failing” condition. The service faces a backlog of $10.8 billion in deferred maintenance projects.
Top military service officials President Trump’s federal hiring freeze is causing problems for those in the military.
For many years, researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research have concentrated on what they call compensatory reserve. That is, how much blood loss can a person sustain and the body still compensate. Dr. Victor Convertino, senior scientist at the Institute, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the Army, in concert with the FDA, has developed a new device that can help prevent battlefield deaths.
The Army put out a request for information (RFI) looking for vendors who could provide services to find, monitor and remove impostor social media accounts.
Discharge Review Boards rarely grant veterans personal testimony and are having trouble providing video conferences.
The Defense Department will move nearly a quarter of a million workers to the New Beginnings system in April.
Problems transferring licenses from military to civilian world or from one state to another are starting to get attention in Congress.
The Army is required to provide Intel and weather information to soldiers in the field. The military branch opted to solicit for a development contract instead of diving into commercial software to complete the task. What happened next might be surprising, and Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide some context.
Army Cyber Command is starting two pilots aimed at bringing in more tech savvy soldiers.